Francesco Sala

Foto,  January 8, 2018
Position
Full Professor
Sections
Neurosurgery Section
Academic sector
MED/27 - NEUROSURGERY
Research sector (ERC)
LS7_4 - Analgesia and Surgery

Telephone
+39 045 812 2695 (segreteria)
Fax
+39 045 812 2066
E-mail
francesco|sala*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.
Curriculum

Francesco Sala is Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Verona. His main fields of interest are Pediatric Neurosurgery and Intraoperative Neurophysiology.
In 1994-1995 and 1998-1999 he worked in New York as Research Fellow at the New York University Neurosurgery Labs and Clinical Fellow in Intraoperative Neurophysiology at the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, respectively. Upon his return to Verona, he established the Intraoperative Neurophysiology Unit at the Department of Neurosurgery. In 2005 he was a co-founder and in 2013-2015 President of the International Society for Intraoperative Neurophysiology. One of his main fields of interest is the intraoperative neurophysiological assessment of the motor system during central nervous system tumor surgery.
Following a Clinical Fellowship at the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (2003-2004), in 2009 he was appointed as Responsible for the Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit at the Institute of Neurosurgery in Verona. He’s currently holding appointments as Executive Board Members with both the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery and the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. His research interests in Pediatric Neurosurgery embrace functional surgery of central nervous system tumors, Chiari malformation and spinal dysraphisms.
Prof. Sala is particularly committed to the training of young neurosurgeons and the development of intraoperative neurophysiology in the global neurosurgical community. Since 2015 he is the Italian Neurosurgical Society delegate for the Training Committee of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS). In 2016 he was appointed as first Chair of the Neuromonitoring Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.
 

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 115.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2019/2020)   1   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Neurology (2019/2020)   7    NEUROCHIRURGIA
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona) PHYSIOTHERAPY IN NEUROLOGICAL DYSFUNCTIONS (2019/2020)   9    NEUROTRAUMATOLOGIA E NEUROIMAGING
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2018/2019)   1   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Neurology (2018/2019)   7  eLearning NEUROCHIRURGIA
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Rovereto) Neurology (2018/2019)   6    NEUROTRAUMATOLOGIA E IMAGING
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona) Neurology (2018/2019)   6  eLearning NEUROTRAUMATOLOGIA E IMAGING
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Neurology (2018/2019)   7  eLearning 0.5  NEUROLOGIA CLINICA [Gruppo Prof. Sala] (Seminari di Neurologia)
Postgraduate Specialisation in General Surgery Neurochirurgia (2018/2019)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Maxillofacial Surgery Neurochirurgia (2018/2019)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Child Neuropsychiatry Neurochirurgia (2018/2019)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Orthopaedics and Traumatology Neurochirurgia (2018/2019)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (2018/2019)   25    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia (2018/2019)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Ophthalmology Neurochirurgia (2018/2019)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Otorhinolaryngology Neurochirurgia (2018/2019)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 2 (2018/2019)   24    DIDATTICA FRONTALE (Neurochirurgia 2 - Sala)
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 3 (2018/2019)   58    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE (Neurochirurgia 3 - Sala)
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 4 (2018/2019)   58    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE (Neurochirurgia 4 - Sala)
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 5 (2018/2019)   45    DIDATTICA FRONTALE (Neurochirurgia 5 - Sala)
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2017/2018)   1   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Neurology (2017/2018)   7  eLearning NEUROCHIRURGIA
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona) Neurology (2017/2018)   6  eLearning NEUROTRAUMATOLOGIA E IMAGING
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Rovereto) Neurology (2017/2018)   6    NEUROTRAUMATOLOGIA E IMAGING
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Neurology (2017/2018)   7  eLearning 0.5  NEUROLOGIA [Gruppo Prof. Sala] (Seminari di Neurologia)
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (2017/2018)   25    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Orthopaedics and Traumatology Neurochirurgia (2017/2018)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in General Surgery Neurochirurgia (2017/2018)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 2 (2017/2018)   24    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 3 (2017/2018)   58    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 4 (2017/2018)   58    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 5 (2017/2018)   45    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neuroradiologia (2017/2018)   12     
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2016/2017)   1   
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Rovereto) Neurology (2016/2017)   6    NEUROTRAUMATOLOGIA E IMAGING
Postgraduate Specialisation in General Surgery Neurochirurgia (2016/2017)   1    0.5 
Postgraduate Specialisation in Maxillofacial Surgery Neurochirurgia (2016/2017)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia (2016/2017)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Ophthalmology Neurochirurgia (2016/2017)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Orthopaedics and Traumatology Neurochirurgia (2016/2017)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (2016/2017)   25    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 2 (2016/2017)   24    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 4 (2016/2017)   58    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine Neurochirurgia 4 (2016/2017)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia 4 (2016/2017)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Child Neuropsychiatry Neurochirurgia 4 (2016/2017)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 5 (2016/2017)   45    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2015/2016)   1   
Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Rovereto) Neurology (2015/2016)   6    NEUROTRAUMATOLOGIA E IMAGING
Postgraduate Specialisation in General Surgery Neurochirurgia (2015/2016)   1    0.5 
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (2015/2016)   25    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Ophthalmology Neurochirurgia (2015/2016)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Child Neuropsychiatry Neurochirurgia 4 (2015/2016)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 4 (2015/2016)   58    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia 4 (2015/2016)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 5 (2015/2016)   45    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2014/2015)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in General Surgery Neurochirurgia (2014/2015)   1    0.5 
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (2014/2015)   25    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia (2014/2015)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia 4 (2014/2015)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Child Neuropsychiatry Neurochirurgia 4 (2014/2015)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 4 (2014/2015)   58    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 5 (2014/2015)   45    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 6 (discipline specifiche) (2014/2015)   17    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2013/2014)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 2 (2013/2014)   28    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 3 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2013/2014)   39    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia 4 (2013/2014)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Child Neuropsychiatry Neurochirurgia 4 (2013/2014)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 5 (2013/2014)   47    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 6 (discipline specifiche) (2013/2014)   17    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (discipline spec.della tipologia) (2013/2014)   4   
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2012/2013)   1   
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology (2012/2013)   6  eLearning 0.5  SEMINARI [Gruppo Dott. Sala]
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 2 (2012/2013)   28    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 3 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2012/2013)   39    DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia 4 (2012/2013)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Child Neuropsychiatry Neurochirurgia 4 (2012/2013)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia 5 (2012/2013)   47    0.5  DIDATTICA FRONTALE
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (discipline spec.della tipologia) (2012/2013)   4   
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2011/2012)   1   
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology (2011/2012)   6    0.5  SEMINARI [Gruppo Dott. Sala]
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (2011/2012)   4   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (3° anno - Discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2011/2012)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (Didattica Frontale) (2011/2012)   3    0.5 
School of Specialisation in Child Neuropsychiatry Neurochirurgia infantile (2011/2012)   8   
School of Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia infantile (2011/2012)   20    12 
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia IV (2011/2012)   1   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Child Neuropsychiatry Neurochirurgia IV (2011/2012)   2   
School of Specialisation in Pediatric Surgery Traumatologia asse encefalo-rachidiano (2011/2012)   10    10 
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2010/2011)   1   
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology (2010/2011)   6    0.25  NEUROCHIRURGIA: LEZIONI
0.25  SEMINARI [Gruppo 3]
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (2010/2011)   4   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (3° anno - Discipline specifiche della tipologia) (2010/2011)   2   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (Didattica Frontale) (2010/2011)   3    0.5 
School of Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia infantile (2010/2011)   30    30 
School of Specialisation in Pediatric Surgery Traumatologia asse encefalo-rachidiano (2010/2011)   10    10 
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2009/2010)   1   
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology (2009/2010)   6    0.5  SEMINARI [Gruppo Dott. Sala]
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (2009/2010)   4   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (Didattica Frontale) (2009/2010)   3    0.25 
School of Specialisation in Neurology Neurochirurgia infantile (2009/2010)   30    30 
School of Specialisation in Pediatric Surgery Traumatologia asse encefalo-rachidiano (2009/2010)   10    10 
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Intraoperative neurophysiology: a functional approach to modern neurosurgery (2008/2009)   1   
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology (2008/2009)   6    0.2  Neurochirurgia: lezioni
0.5  Seminari [Gruppo Dott. Sala]
Postgraduate Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurochirurgia (2008/2009)   4   
School of Specialisation in Pediatric Surgery Neurochirurgia pediatrica (2008/2009)   10    10 
School of Specialisation in Neurosurgery Neurofisiologia clinica (2008/2009)   7   
School of Specialisation in Pediatric Surgery Traumatologia asse encefalo-rachidiano (2008/2009)   10    10 
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology (2007/2008)   6    0.1  Seminari
0.2  Neurochirurgia: lezioni
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Neurology (2006/2007)   6    0.5  Seminari

 

Research groups

Perioperative Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery
The research group aims to develop new protocols to identify and maintain neurological functions, in particular with regards to the motor and visual systems. This will be obtained through transcranial magnetic stimulation studies in healthy subjects or patients, as well as intraoperative monitoring/mapping in neurosurgical patients
Skills
Topic Description Research area
Intraoperative neurophysiology Intraoperative neurophysiology: intraoperative neurophysiological assessment of the motor system –in particular with regards to the cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts- during surgery for tumors of the central nervous system Surgery
Projects
Title Starting date
Studio di analisi della corticografia in pazienti operati di tumore cerebrale in awake surgery 1/1/08
Awake surgery: prospettive di applicazione nel mappaggio dell’emisfero destro. 10/1/07
Impatto del mappaggio dei potenziali evocati motori nella chirurgia dei gliomi ad alto grado adiacenti alle aree motorie 5/1/05




Director
Neurosurgery Section
Chair

Francesco Sala
Office Collegial Body
member Teachers' Committee for the Research Master in Neuroscience
associate prof. Collegio dei Docenti del Dottorato in Neuroscienze, Scienze Psicologiche e Psichiatriche - Department Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences
member Collegio dei Docenti del Dottorato in Neuroscienze, Scienze Psicologiche e Psichiatriche, e Scienze del Movimento A.A. 2018/2019 - Department Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences
Council for the Degree Course in Physiotherapy - Medicine and Surgery
member Council for the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery - Medicine and Surgery
member Comitato Scientifico del Master Universitario in Approcci chirurgici "hands-on" alla base cranica antero-laterale, ricostruzione e indicazioni - Department Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences
member Commissione FUR - Department Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences
member Council for the Department of Neurological Science and Vision - Department Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences
Consiglio della Scuola di Specializzazione in Chirurgia generale - Medicine and Surgery
Consiglio della Scuola di Specializzazione in Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale - Medicine and Surgery
director Consiglio della Scuola di Specializzazione in Neurochirurgia - Medicine and Surgery
member Consiglio della Scuola di Specializzazione in Neurologia - Medicine and Surgery
Consiglio della Scuola di Specializzazione in Neuropsichiatria Infantile - Medicine and Surgery
member Consiglio della Scuola di Specializzazione in Oftalmologia - Medicine and Surgery
Consiglio della Scuola di Specializzazione in Ortopedia e Traumatologia - Medicine and Surgery
Consiglio della Scuola di Specializzazione in Otorinolaringoiatria - Medicine and Surgery

Organisation

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